Kathleen Esposito

Kathleen Esposito

Chief, Office of Regulatory Strategy NYCDEP


Kathleen Esposito joined the New York City Department of Environmental Protection in 2017 and has served in several roles in her tenure. She is currently responsible for developing the strategy to meet current and future regulatory requirements and water quality standards for NYC’s complex and aging, 1BGD wastewater system. In this role, she is leading several long term planning studies to look at the potential consolidation of several of NYC’s 14 Wastewater Resource Recovery Facilities. 


Kathleen has dedicated her two+ decade career to the field of water quality and has worked on everything from septic systems to 100MGD facilities and national research on unregulated compounds to consent order project delivery. Before joining DEP, Kathleen was an Associate Vice President with a Fortune 500 Architecture-Engineering Firm.  


Kathleen holds degrees in Environmental Analysis and Policy from Boston University and Environmental Studies – Water Resources Management/Water Reuse from Brown University.